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So, this has been an insanely crazy week for me.  I got a new computer, and then I spent the first two days of the week freaking the hell out about Wednesday, which contained two events:  my dissertation proposal defense, and the faculty deciding if I was good to apply for internship this year.  (For those of you who don’t know, a one-year accredited internship is required to get your PhD in Clinical Psychology.)  The defense went well (just a few revisions!) and then I spent the next seven hours wandering around like a headless chicken until our director came to my office and said that I could apply!  And then I ate Indian food and got a massage.  Oh, yeah.  And I got a review&resubmit on my first author paper!

Since that whole thing has basically consumed my life, most of the rest of it can be summarized easily: (a) taking forever to read Queen of Shadows because I’m spending the rest of my time prepping; (b) hanging out with people to distract myself from crippling anxiety; (c) trying to make myself run; (d) finally watching the last season of Psych; and (e) learning how to wake up at 6:00 am without dying.  Posting has also been halfway nonexistence, both on here and Sarcasm & Lemons.  But now hell week is over, and I’M BACK!

#Obsessedcurrent obsessions

Bookmarks!  Those of you who have seen my instagram may know that I’ve started making book-themed bookmarks.  (Jay Kristoff even commented on my Illuminae one.  I died a little bit.)  Eventually, I’ll have enough that I can start putting them up on Etsy.  For now, I’m still trying to get the Modge Podge off my hands.

Lime Crime!  I’ve always loved this makeup brand, which is totally cruelty free and has things like blue lipstick, but I just got an order of their Velveteen liquid lipsticks in and I’ve been fangirling over them.  …and I just ordered more.  If you like makeup, check them out.  They have ALL THE COLORS!  And glitter!  And pretty matte liquid lipstick!  And super glittery lip gloss!  And unicorns!

#BookHaulthis week’s stack of pretties (links lead to Goodreads)


Complicit | Silvern | Gilded

Side Effects May Vary | The Glowing Knight | We All Looked Up

Legend | The Girl on the Train | The Color of Our Sky

There were tons of good deals on Amazon this week, plus a few that I just really wanted and impulse-bought.  I’ll have even more awesome ones for you next time, but they haven’t arrived yet.  I’m especially excited to read The Color of Our Sky.  Thanks to whoever recommended it to me; I’m sorry, I’ve forgotten who you were, but I’m glad I discovered this book.

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How did your week go? Any new books added to your TBR piles?


About C.J.

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25 thoughts on “Weekly Recap #19: In which everything goes right for once

  1. Wow, good luck with your PhD! You’re so talented if you have already made it to that point! Also, your major sounds realllllly interesting. Not something I would love to do, but it surely is intriguing. :) Great book haul as well! I’ve read Legend and I thought it was good – not mind-blowing, but very entertaining. :)


  2. Ohh good luck and congrats on the defence going well! :D CELEBRATION FTW! Silvern and Guilded are beautiful gorgeous looking books. I WANT TO READ THEM JUST BECAUSE THEY’RE PRETTY NOW. #noshame


  3. Eeeee congrats, CJ! <3 <3 Good luck with your PhD! And it's been ages since I went on Instagram, but I checked out your bookmakers and I love them! The Illuminae one is definitely gorgeous. <3

    I've heard the best things about Complicit, but I haven't had the funds to get myself a copy yet. I didn't like Side Effects May Vary AT ALL, but I absolutely adored the entire Legend trilogy!


    1. Thank you!!! Hopefully I’ll make more soon. As is evidenced by how late this reply is, I’ve been hella busy.

      I don’t really either but I wanted it and I don’t have willpower. It’s purty.

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  4. Some really good looking books there C.J! I personally didn’t quite love Legend like a lot of other people did, BUT, it’s a great dystopian and I’m wishing you a lot of luck with it. Huge luck with your PhD, and I’ve just checked out your bookmarks and they look awesome, you should be so proud :)


  5. Congrats on your thesis defense! Ours didn’t go well. :( Aaaand The Color of Our Sky was AMAZING wasn’t it? I love it soooo much! (I may be the one who recommended it to you because I always recommend it lol.)


  6. Congrats on your thesis defense victory! I cannot believe how scary and intimidating that process would have been… *shudders* but luckily you got lots of pretty books to distract you. I hope you’ll be able to squeeze in some more reading time. Goodness know, it sounds like you certainly have earned it!


  7. All the best for your PhD CJ! I really enjoyed We All Looked Up and am looking forward to seeing what you think of The Girl on the Train – it’s been on my TBR for ages and I love a good thriller :)


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